Vodka Grape Crush

Vodka Grape Crush at Recipe by @chasedelicious.

R Bright, Crisp & Flavorful. Summertime cocktails don’t have to be boring. And they don’t have to be tropical. Reach for a classic cocktail with a modern twist like this delicious vodka grape crush. Here grapes add a sweet and tart twist to a typically-berry-filled cocktail. Mix and match your own fruits for a cocktail all your own.


It’s the Fourth of July, and that means you’re likely outside grilling up some burgers, and sipping on a cocktail. Instead of presenting a cloy red, white, or blue cocktail, I’m going to share with you one of my favorite summer classics. Crushes are a great way to infuse a cocktail with your favorite flavors. They also make for a great, rustic presentation. Here, the mixture of sweet and tart grapes plays wonderfully with this sweet, bubbly cocktail.


Throw a few sliced grapes in the bottom of a glass with some simple syrup, mash, and then pour in the rest, giving it a stir once or twice, and you’ve got yourself the perfect summer cocktail – and the cocktail I will be sipping on as I grill up some haute dogs.


Of course, a drink like this wouldn’t be possible without a delicious vodka. Since it’s a grape cocktail, it only makes sense to reach for the Ciroc – which just happens to be my favorite vodka anyways. Looking for a bottle or two? Get your Ciroc Vodka from Alexander and James


Vodka Grape Crush
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Difficulty: easy
Great for: cocktail
Makes: 1 cocktail
  • 2-4 grapes
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • crushed ice
  • 2 ounces soda water
  • Basil
  1. Add the grapes and simple syrup to the bottom of an empty glass. Muddle.
  2. Pour in the vodka and stir to combine.
  3. Fill the glass to the top with crushed ice. Add the soda water and stir a couple times to mix.
  4. Top with a basil sprig, or stir in for added flavor.



Don’t forget to get your Ciroc Vodka from Alexander and James.


AUTHOR - Russell van Kraayenburg

Founder of Chasing Delicious, and author of Haute Dogs, Russell's works have been featured in Southern Living, Men's Fitness, Redbook, TRADHome, and Real Simple magazines and on various sites including Lifehacker, Fast Co., Business Insider, The Kitchn, Live Originally, Quipsologies, Explore, and Fine Cooking. Follow Russell on Twitter @rvank and Instagram. Get more delicious @chasedelicious.



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